Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

Eddy Grant – Hello Africa

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Buhari secures historic election victory in Nigeria

Election commission declares victory for former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
01 Apr 2015 04:03 GMT | Politics, Africa

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The 72-year-old Buhari built an early lead in northern state [AP]

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy.
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the capital Abuja, said Buhari was declared the winner after he gained 2.7 million more votes than his rival, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

Our correspondent said that Buhari managed to secure more than 25 percent of votes in 24 states, ruling out a run-off vote. 

To win the election, Buhari had needed more than 50 percent of the total votes nationally – and take at least 25 percent of the vote in two thirds of the states.
Jonathan has publicly conceded defeat and conveyed his “best wishes” to the president-elect.

[Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/opposition-party-wins-nigeria-election]

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